Submission on NSW Attorney-General's Discussion Paper on Amendment of Limitation of Actions Act 1969 to remove time limit for civil claims for child abuse
Mathews, Benjamin P. (2015) Submission on NSW Attorney-General's Discussion Paper on Amendment of Limitation of Actions Act 1969 to remove time limit for civil claims for child abuse.
The New South Wales Attorney-General and Justice Policy Division released a Discussion Paper about reform of the Limitation of Actions Act 1969. The key question was whether and how to amend the statute to better provide access to justice for civil claimants in child abuse cases. This submission draws on published literature and multidisciplinary research to support the Discussion Paper's Option A, namely, to abolish the time limit for civil claims for injuries in criminal child abuse cases, and for this to be made retrospective.
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|Keywords:||Child abuse, Child sexual abuse, Civil claims, Statute of limitation, Time limits, Limitation of Actions Act 1969, New South Wales, Law reform, Law and psychology, Abolition, Discussion Paper, Access to justice|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Health Law Research
Current > Schools > School of Law
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2015 The Author|
|Deposited On:||15 Nov 2015 23:22|
|Last Modified:||21 Nov 2015 18:05|
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